Proceeding without an attorney
“pro se”: One who represents oneself in a court proceeding without the assistance of a lawyer.
Pursuant to Local Rule 26.64, this Court requires pro se litigants in all Domestic Relations matters (Divorce, Dissolution, Post-Domestic) to attend a free pro se litigants clinic before filing any documents with the Clerk of Courts. Please contact the Williams County Common Pleas Assignment Commissioner at 419-636-2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make the necessary arrangements to attend the clinic.
The pro se
clinic is a training session between Legal Aid of Western Ohio and the
participant. The purpose of the clinic
is instructional and educational and is not intended as an agreement to retain
legal services. The relationship between
the parties is that of student and teacher and is not that of attorney and
client. The instructions and materials
provided relate to Williams County Common Pleas Court and may not be
appropriate for use in other Courts. The
participant will be required to review and execute an agreement for litigants
representing themselves in Court prior to the start of the session.
In the event a participant misplaces the materials provided to them during the pro se clinic, the same are available online at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/JCS/CFC/DRForms/. For additional information on representing yourself, please refer to the attached brochure provided by the Ohio Judicial Conference "Representing Yourself"